Benjamin Sovacool on Disciplinary Perspectives in Energy Studies

Posted by on Aug 3, 2014
Benjamin Sovacool on Disciplinary Perspectives in Energy Studies

In an article in the science journal Nature, “Diversity: Energy studies need social science,” Benjamin Sovacool examines the bias towards hard sciences in energy studies, and makes a compelling case for the broadening of the field to include the social sciences and humanities.  His quantitative analysis finds “four worrisome trends: an undervaluation of the influence […]

KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory (Sweden)

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014
KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory (Sweden)

CENHS is pleased to feature the environmental humanities laboratory at the Royal Institute for Science and Technology in Sweden. As described by its website, the overall goal of the EHL is to shape a post-disciplinary intellectual environment that combines education, research and graduate training in innovative ways and sets knowledge in the humanities into action to favour […]

RESILIENCE: A new journal of the environmental human sciences

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014
RESILIENCE: A new journal of the environmental human sciences

Here’s an overview of the journal from the Resilience website. Stephanie LeMenager and Stephanie Foote are the lead editors for this project. The emerging sustainability initiatives developing on university and college campuses worldwide and the increasing focus on environmentalism in various scientific disciplines often fail to converse with scholars in the humanities. Yet the past five years have […]

Two fully-funded Environmental Humanities positions at Mid Sweden University

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014

Sweden has recently been putting substantial funding into the environmental humanities, and encouraging scholars from other countries to teach and study there (as witness the recent call for a national programme for environmental humanities research from the Swedish foundation for strategic environmental research). ____ The Department of Humanities, Mid Sweden University, Campus Sundsvall, announses a call […]

Haus der Kulturen der Welt to host the ANTHROPOCENE CAMPUS, Nov. 14-22, 2014

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014
Haus der Kulturen der Welt to host the ANTHROPOCENE CAMPUS, Nov. 14-22, 2014

ANTHROPOCENE CAMPUS November 14–22, 2014 Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin CAll FOR APPlICATIONS deadline: April 30, 2014 Encouraging new forms of transdisciplinary discourse and research the anthropocene project 2013/14 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (HKW) aims to investigate the manifold implications of the Anthropocene hypothesis for cultures of knowledge. If indeed humankind has become […]

Jeff Kripal’s New Textbook COMPARING RELIGIONS

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014
Jeff Kripal’s New Textbook COMPARING RELIGIONS

Jeffrey J. Kripal’s new textbook Comparing Religions is now available from Wiley-Blackwell. CENHS member and professor of Religious Studies at Rice, Kripal participated in the Mellon-Sawyer Cultures of Energy seminar from which the CENHS emerged. Comparing Religions includes a major chapter on religion and nature entitled “Super Natural: Religion and Nature,” which comes directly out of Kripal’s work […]

REMINDER: Conference on 19th Century Energies, March 27-30

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014
REMINDER: Conference on 19th Century Energies, March 27-30

The conference theme is “Nineteenth-Century Energies,” which integrates a wide range of nineteenth-century ideas, practices, and beliefs.  To prompt your thinking further, please see our Call For Proposals. INCS 2014 will be held at the Hotel Zaza, a stylish boutique hotel in the heart of Houston’s museum district, within walking distance of the Museum of Fine Arts, […]

Marxist Literary Group Conference: Energy, Env., Culture – June 13 – 17

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014
Marxist Literary Group Conference: Energy, Env., Culture – June 13 – 17

The Marxist Literary Group Institute on Culture and Society: The Banff Centre for the Arts—June 13-17, 2014 The Marxist Literary Group Institute on Culture and Society (ICS) invites the submission of papers on topics related to Marxism, critical theory, and Marxist views of literature. Submissions are welcome from all humanities and social scientific perspectives. Full submission details can be found […]

Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference in Lexington

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014
Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference in Lexington

The Dimensions of Political Ecology (DoPE) conference on Nature and Society will take place the week after next, February 27th-March 1st. Laura Pulido and Bruce Braun are the keynote speakers. This is the fourth annual conference of the political ecology working group at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. The schedule can be viewed here.

Anthropocene: The Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet (with Donna Haraway and Others)

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014
Anthropocene: The Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet (with Donna Haraway and Others)

Anthropocene: The Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet Can humans and other species continue to inhabit the earth together? Through noticing, describing, and imagining, we renew conversation about life on earth THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014 • 7-9PM Rio Theater • 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz For the complete schedule please visit http://anthropocene.au.dk/fileadmin/Anthropocene/anthropo-may8-1123.pdf.